Not only are these North American swans famously monogamous and lifelong mates, they also are all-star dads. From the minute his partner lays her eggs, dad will take turns incubating them until they hatch. Once they hatch, the baby swans (or cygnets) stay with mom and dad for nearly a year, where you might catch them sitting on dad’s back and keeping warm while he swims and forages for food.
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